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Shrewsbury (SY3)

The SY3 postcode area is located in the Shrewsbury postcode town region, within the county of Shropshire, and contains a total of 1251 individual postcodes.

There are 49 electoral wards in the SY3 postcode area, including Aberystwyth, Bishops Castle, Borth, Bow Street, Bucknell, Caersws, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanon, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraid, Llanymynech, Ludlow, Lydbury North, Machynlleth, Malpas, Meifod, Montgomery, Newtown, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Talybont, Tregaron, Welshpool, Whitchurch, Ystrad Meurig which come under the local authority of the Shropshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 30% of people in SY3 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of SY3 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

SY3 postcode is located in the town of Shrewsbury in the UK. Shrewsbury is a historic market town on the banks of the River Severn in the county of Shropshire. The postcode covers the SY3 area which is in the south part of the town.

The area is close to the busy main road junction for the A5 and A49, making traveling in and out of the area convenient. It has excellent public transport connections with regular bus and coach services and easy access to the train station.

The SY3 postcode area is mostly residential, with some industry located in the area. There are a number of high street stores and shops located around the postcode. Major supermarkets, local convenience stores, restaurants, cafes and other services can be found within easy reach as well.

The area is home to a variety of educational establishments, ranging from primary schools and nurseries to a college. The Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is also located in the area. There are leisure amenities in the area, including walks along the country paths, open grass areas and leisure centres. There is a theatre and several novelty shops in the vicinity.

For recreational use, there are several parks in the area, such as Coton Hill Park, Meole Brace Leisure Park, Castle Farm and Sundorne Park. The Quarry park and pool is also located nearby. The SY3 Postcode area also features a cricket pitch, football, rugby and athletics facilities.

The postcode has excellent accessibility to the surrounding towns and villages as it is located on the main A5 highway. This makes commuting to and from the area convenient for workers and residents alike. The Town of Shrewsbury is well-known for its historic architecture, and many of the local buildings, homes and properties in and around the SY3 postcode incorporate this.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in SY3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 30%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 18%DE

According to census records, 30% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Shropshire

SY3 is located in the county of Shropshire, in England.

Shropshire has a total population of 486,300, making it the 42nd largest county in the UK.

Shropshire has a total area of 1346 square miles, and a population density of 139 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Shropshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeSY3
Postal TownShrewsbury
MSOA NameShropshire 024
LSOA NameShropshire 024C
Local AuthorityShropshire
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

SY3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SY3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bayston Hill
Belle Vue
Betton Strange
Bicton Heath
Castle Fields
Cherry Orchard
Coton Hill
Forton Heath
Great Lyth
Hanwood Bank
Leaton Heath
Meole Brace
Montford Bridge
Mount Pleasant
Old Coppice
Preston Montford
Spring Gdns
The Quarry (park)
Browse Postcodes in SY3

Dig even deeper into the SY3 postcode by clicking on a postcode below:

Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (SY) and estimated address.

Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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Several streets in Shrewsbury town centre will be closed from 16:00 BST on Sunday, the council says.

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Six-year-old's campaign to stop people littering

Miri made a poster and also wrote to the BBC asking for help to stop people littering.

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NHS trust improving after baby deaths - report

The trust where maternity failings may have led to 200 baby deaths is getting better, inspectors say.

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Thunderstorms reported after Met Office warning

Forecasters warned that some areas could see up to 50mm (2in) of rain and flooding on Saturday.

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